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Vidant Medical Center

Internal Medicine Residency

Current Residents (PGY-3)

Myra Chai

Myra Chai, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Hobbies: cooking, baking, gardening, photography and listening to podcasts

Interesting Fact: she has visited over 50 countries, recently got married to Jed Castillo (PGY-2 surgery resident)

Chidinma Ekenna

Chidinma Ekenna, MD

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Hometown: Durham, NC

Hobbies: watching movies, music, traveling and spending time with her family and friends

Eric Gochanour

Eric Gochanour, MD

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Hobbies: hiking, fishing and exploring

Interesting Fact: 5th grade spelling bee champion

Gillian Johnston

Gillian Johnston, MD

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Hobbies: traveling, biking, running, trying out new restaurants, spending time with her Air Force pilot husband, friends and family

Interesting Fact: competitive ice skater

George Koromia

George Augustine Koromia, MD

Medical School: University of Nairobi

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

Hobbies: computer programming, skiing and philosophy

Interesting Fact: worked as a healthcare consultant for 3 years before residency.

Kimberly Kuo

Kimberly Kuo, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua

Home: CA

Hobbies: spending time with her husband, son and four cats, traveling and watching TV

Interesting Fact: she is 5' tall.

Bankim Patel

Bankim Patel, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Hobbies: playing basketball, travelling, catching up with friends and family

Deval Patel

Deval Patel, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Home: FL

Hobbies: CrossFit and enjoys juicing

Nima Patel

Nima Patel, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University

Hometown: Reeseville, WI

Hobbies: reading, writing, painting, blogging, photography, yoga and spending time with her two dogs

Interesting Fact: fiancé is a PGY-2 resident at ECU

Johnathan Polak

Johnathan Polak, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University

Hometown: Albany NY

Hobbies: avid reader and heavy rock musician with his own home recording studio

Interesting Fact: ultra-marathon runner with a record of 100 miles in 28 hours and 27 minutes

Anurag Satsangi

Anurag Satsangi, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Hobbies: playing basketball, travelling, taking part in fantasy football

Interesting Fact: 3rd grade spelling bee champion

Puneet Singh

Puneet Singh, MD

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at ECU

Hometown: Smithfield, NC

Hobbies: playing and watching basketball, traveling and reading

Jackie Smalls

Jackie Smalls, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Home: South Carolina

Hobbies: working out, spending time with his wife, Allison, serving their church

Interesting Fact: grew up in a military family and also spent time in Panama

Deebah Uddin

Deebah Uddin, MD

Medical School: University of Queensland, Australia

Hometown: Omran, Saudi Arabia

Hobbies: hiking, running, traveling

Interesting Fact: fan of mystery novels and competitive cooking shows.

Tejaswini Vasamsetty

Teja Vasamsetty, MD

Medical School: J.J.M Medical College

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Hobbies: DIY projects, Netflix and organizing social events

Interesting Fact: 7th grade spelling bee champion

JD Zhang

Jiandong (JD) Zhang, MD

Medical School: Nanjing Medical University in China

Home: China

Hobbies: playing the guitar, badminton and traveling